Mike McCarthy stunned by Cowboys' underdog status vs. 49ers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Mike McCarthy is stunned to hear a No. 5 seed is an underdog on the road against a No. 2 seed.
Making his weekly appearance on the "Shan and RJ" show on 105.3 The FAN on Friday, McCarthy was made aware that his Cowboys are four-point underdogs.
“So we’re the underdog?” McCarthy asked. He was then told about the four-point spread. "By four? Wow. OK.”
The head coach then tried explaining it.
“We're very confident, I think there’s an underdog in all of us,” he said. “As you thrive and strive through this business --”
He stopped, admitted he was stonewalling, then said he agreed with Micah Parsons' comments earlier in the week on embracing the underdog role.
PointsBet, our betting partner, currently has a four-point spread in favor of San Francisco, with the moneyline at 49ers -200, Cowboys +165.
Only time will tell if the head coach's reaction will be vindicated or if it'll go down as another classic McCarthy response.
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